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Mark Scheifele Aiming To Be The Best Among The Best

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

Six players finished ahead of Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele in scoring last season. These were their names: Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Nicklas Backstrom, Nikita Kucherov and Brad Marchand.

Pretty good, eh?

"Could have been better," Scheifele said with a laugh.

Wait. What?

Better?

"Oh, yeah," Scheifele said. "There's no doubt in my mind. In this sport, you can't say, 'Oh, you know, that was great. I just hope to stay amongst them.' I'm pushing to be better than Connor, better than Sid."

Whoa.

Better than McDavid? Better than Crosby?

In pixels, that might look cocky. But in an interview at the NHL Player Media Tour at the League offices last week, it sounded more like confident, committed, uncompromising.

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